EX-SERVICEMEN and women are urging York residents not to forget troops fighting in the Gulf.

They are inviting people to take part in a special church service aimed at honouring troops, and are asking that political arguments surrounding the war are not allowed to get in the way of support for those taking part.

The service is being held in All Saints' Church, in Pavement, at 10.30am tomorrow. The congregation will be joined by the Lord Mayor of York, Coun David Horton, and members of ex-service associations from across the city.